Authors, Illustrators & Poets
*THE* Place to go for updated activities. Lots of fun booky activities – watch and listen to a book/story, watch and join in with illustrators, get writing and drawing tips and so much more.
Mainly American based but some UK in there.
Click above for his website containing poetry videos, podcasts and books, and information and previews of his other books.
Videos, Q&A, shemes of work, book trailers, teacher’s resources, top 10 desert island reads, Dreamsnatcher playlist, biography, meet the characters.
Links to fun activities and teacher’s resources from Andy’s non-fiction books and poems.
The Boy Who Drew Dragons series. Fun freebies and activity pack, posters, discussion.
The Gruffalo illustrator Axel’s website contains biography, the books, colouring, illustrations and what he’s up to.
Writing exercises, trailers, writing tips, colouring, poetry, cool facts, meet the illustrators, recipes, quizzes, puzzles, recommendations.
‘Young Samurai: The Way of Fire’ chapter readings on YouTube.
Downloads, activities, books, illustrations and more fun stuff from picture book illustrator, Chris.
Sky Thieves series; The Light Hunters. Videos, Q&A, resources, book trailer.
Author & illustrator of the various series Dog Man, Captain Underpants, Ook and Gluk and Ricky Ricotta. Books, biography, book trailers, how to draw like Dav, videos, colouring and other fun stuff.
Monster and Chips author. Activities include comics and drawing, colouring, dundoodle activities.
Book readings, biography, videos and activities
Check Ed's website for 'how to draw' videos. Author and illustrator of Mr Big, How to Be a Lion and many more titles.
Click here to enter Emily's website. Videos, activities, her books, illustrations and lots of other exciting things - a lovely website to work your way around.
Author of Letters from the Lighthouse, Frost Hollow Hall and others. Biography, books, blog, activities and teacher’s notes on her website.
Author of Knights and Bikes and Alfie Bloom series. Book information, resources, biography, downloads.
Guy reads Stitch Head, plus Skeleton Keys activities and more great bits on his website.
Finish the comic, blank comic book pages, drawing/writing prompts, make your own character, name the gadget and decide what it’s buttons do – loads of fun drawing, writing and imaginative activities.
Author of the fabulous The Land of Roar series. Make your own fantasy world ideas.
Join Jim as he draws Oi! Frog! and other delights. Picture books aren't just for small children, so join in!
John reads The Health & Safety Pirates on his YouTube channel.
Click above for Jonathan's website for: activities, biography, booklist, games and activities, illustrations, pop-up books, book trailers and more.
Joseph reads out some of his poems and stories and gives writing tips and advice. Watch interviews with him and download resources from his website.
Julia’s website contains masses of information, including biography, picture books, early fiction, fiction, poems, songs, plays, Songbirds Phonics, educational books, big books, audio, musicals. Phew! Also watch and listen to stories on Facebook and learn how to draw some characters.
Teaching resources, book extracts, drawing and writing activities for Nevertell and Glassheart.
The wonderful ‘Podkin One Ear’ downloadable resources and activities, including colouring, map drawing, making fox paw dice, writing prompts and more.
Kwame Alexander (Years 5 & 6)
Join the author of The Goldfish Boy, The Light Jar, The Boy Who Fooled the World and Owen and the Soldier on her website. Biography, blog, books, teaching notes and more.
Liz Brownlee - Poetry Roundabout
Poetry, news, resources, interviews with best children’s poets, tips on how to write poems, fun activities, poetry reviews, A-Z list of children’s poets.
For all Tom Gates fans. Biography, books, news, free activities, events, music, fun stuff, doodles, colouring, make and do. Great Tom Gates rainbow poster to colour in.
Author of Betsey Biggalow, Fangs, Cloud Busting, Pig Heart Boy, Thief and many more books.
Enter Marcus's website by clicking on his name above. The author also reads his book, Floodland.
For fans of the excellent series Who Let the Gods Out. Plenty of information and resources.
Meg has made all of the worksheets from her books The Station Mouse, Pigeon P.I. and Life Is Magic available to download on her website. There are drawing activities, colouring in and puzzles too.
Almost everything you could ever want to know about the master storyteller.
Author information, poems and trailers. Also watch Neal perform his poetry on his YouTube channel.
Mouse Circus, the official website for younger readers. Watch the latest Neil Gaiman videos and see Neil (and some famous friends!) read fantastic The Graveyard Book and Coraline (both Years 5 & 6 recommended) in their entirety. Trailers, Meet Neil Gaiman, the books, illustrators, games and activities.
Nick Sharratt’s drawing tips. The illustrator behind Jacqueline Wilson and Jeremy Strong books.
Nicola is a writer who loves animals, nature and the environment. Find some truly inspiring books and information about them on her website.
Oliver’s books and illustrations can be found here on his website. Here We Are, A Child of Books, The Day the Crayons Quit and more fabulous titles.
Book excerpts, letter writing tips, activity sheets and teaching notes from the author of The Train to Impossible Places series.
Click here for Paul's fab website, including his biography, the books, poems, audio, videos, free resources for children, teachers and parents.
Author of the wonderful Cogheart series. Books, videos and activities (build Malkin out of Lego!)
Check out Philip Ardagh’s Books & Things on his Youtube channel. Lots of quirky videos and readalongs.
Wonderful illustrator for most of the Roald Dahl books. Watch videos of Quentin drawing, tips on drawing, fun stuff, biography and more on his website.
For author's website, click here. Author interviews, Q&A, the books and film, teacher's resources.
The author of Women in Science and other similar great titles has some fabulous colouring pages, posters, wallpapers and puzzles on her website.
Loves Greek & Egyptian mythology? You'll love Rick Riordan! Teacher’s guides, discussion notes and other information for Percy Jackson and other Riordan books.
Quizzes, biographical information, Dahl’s writing tips, revolting recipes, teacher’s notes more.
Draw with Rob plus lots more fun activities and information on Rob's website here.
Books include Murder Most Unladylike series, Deepdean Mini Mysteries, The Guggenheim Mystery. The Detective Society’s Top-Secret Files resources. Create your own murder mystery, design a Murder Most Unladylike book cover and more.
Author of the magical The Nowhere Emporium series, Ross' website contains lesson plans, posters, blogs about writing, videos of the author reading extracts from his books.
The author of the amazing Varjak Paw and Phoenix website here.
Author of the book From Here to There: a book of mazes to wander and explore. Downloadable and printable fun mazes to complete.
Humorous Dave Pigeon fun stuff and activities.
Maps, posters and loads of activities from the author of Brightstorm.